In 2017 our major holiday for the year was to the USA, a rail trip West to East, starting in San Francisco and ending in New York spread over 3 weeks. This simple map shows our itinerary, a quite hectic schedule for people of our age!
Naturally there were highlights and lowlights but overall it was an enjoyable trip, tiring though with some good memories. Here’s the first.
We stayed overnight at Flagstaff and the next morning it was a short coach ride to Williams where we would board a train on the Grand Canyon Railway taking us to the south rim of the Canyon.
It was a hazy day and therefore not brilliant for photos of the Canyon. It was a spectacular sight however despite the photos not doing it justice. On the downside, it was a very long day, 2 hours on the train to get there, 4 hours at the South Rim, then 2 hours return. There’s only so long you can look at a canyon and walk around the numerous gift shops!